Harry Redknapp has slammed Gary Neville’s over the claim that Thomas Tuchel is a “top” manager as the German is set to be named as Chelsea manager.
Lampard – who is Redknapp’s nephew – was sacked by the Blues on Monday following his side’s poor start to the season.
And former PSG boss Tuchel looks like the man who has been selected as his successor, with reports claiming an announcement could be made on Tuesday.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville expressed sympathy for Lampard but seemed excited about the prospect of Tuchel coming to the Premier League.
“He’s managed at big clubs and he’s got a lot of experience,” Neville said.
“He knows a few of the players who are currently at Chelsea. It’s another top manager who is coming into the Premier League.
“We’ve been blessed over the past few years with some absolutely outstanding managers to see the league rise to being the best in Europe again with the performances of clubs in the Champions League improving, with Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino getting to semi-finals and finals.
“Tuchel is another manager who has got that sort of pedigree, so it’s a great addition to the Premier League if he does come.”
Redknapp, however, has hit back at those claims, and thinks it is far too early to judge Tuchel.
“They (Chelsea) will bring a new manager in now,” he told Sky Sports News.
“I heard Gary Neville saying earlier they’ve got another great manager coming into the league.
“Who says he’s a great manager? Winning titles at PSG in France doesn’t make you a great manager. What does that prove?
“You’re quite entitled to win the league in France when you’re managing PSG. Only time will tell how good he is.”
It remains to be seen if Tuchel is appointed in time for Chelsea’s next game, when they host Wolves in the Premier League on Wednesday.
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